The program began with images taken by a drone of routes Fatih Sultan Mehmet navigated and arrived at Hagia Sophia by carrying ships on land while conquering Istanbul.
On May 29, 1453, the ancient Roman city of Constantinople was conquered by the Ottoman Turks. Many historians consider the event – and this day – as marking the end of the Middle Ages and the beginning of Europe's early modern period.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan inaugurated the exhibit which featured works of the late photographer.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says tourists who will come to visit mosques in Istanbul will visit "Hagia Sophia not as a museum, but as a mosque."
Comments by Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the wake of the massacre of Muslims in New Zealand were taken "out of context," a senior official of the Turkish presidency says, after Australia and New Zealand voiced anger over the remarks.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says people shouldn't be deceived by terrorist Brenton Tarrant's manifesto that contained references to Turkey and Hagia Sophia museum.
Hundreds of Turks held a symbolic funeral prayer in front of the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul for the victims of the New Zealand mosque attacks. The terrorist who killed at least 50 people gave reference to The Hagia Sophia and Istanbul.
The parallels between Daesh and violent white ultranationalists should inspire everyone to be vigilant against a rising tide of far-right terrorism and the mainstream narratives that enable it.
Straddling Asia and Europe, Istanbul is the biggest city in Turkey and home to a whole host of museums. This list aims to serve as a starting point for curious travellers so you can explore all the riches of the city.
A suicide bomber, Saudi-born Syrian Nabil Fadli, killed the tourists when he blew himself up in Istanbul on January 12, 2016. Two Syrians and a Turkish national were found guilty for their role in the attack.
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